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Family Storybook Treasury with CD: Tales of Laughter, Curiosity, and Fun Hardcover – October 25, 2011


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Lexile Measure: 710L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers; Har/Com edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0547612214
  • ISBN-13: 978-0547612218
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A Look Inside The Family Storybook Treasury

The Family Storybook Treasury is a keepsake hardcover at an incredible value, featuring eight complete picture books, eight poems and a bonus audio CD. The CD includes all eight stories read aloud in their entirety.

About the Author

Authors, illustrators, and poets included in this treasury are: H. A. and Margret Rey, Bernard Waber and Paulis Waber, Susan Meddaugh, Helen Lester, Lynn Munsinger, Nancy Shaw, Margot Apple, Rebecca Bond, Virginia Lee Burton, Nikki Grimes, Javaka Steptoe, Kristine O'Connell George, Kate Kiesler, Doug Florian, Calef Brown, Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange, Robert Grandits, Adam Rex, Bob Raczka, and Peter Reynolds.

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It's hard to find good quality, read-along books anymore.
una.sonadora
Very nice book with stories that my 4-year-old son likes to listen to on the CD.
JDahl
This is a fabulous collection of some of the most beloved children's books.
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Format: Hardcover
Together in one entire book are many reader's childhood favorite books from Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed to Martha Speaks. The Family Storybook Treasury has numerous books that will leave you feeling nostalgic and looking for a child to pass them along to. Enjoy an afternoon of reading with your favorite child as you turn the pages of this fantastic compilation.

Coming from someone who's shelves are usually packed to the brim the Family Storybook Treasury was an easy book to add to our collection. Who can resist not only one picture book, but half a dozen put together into one very delightful compilation? I certainly couldn't and my son and daughter have both enjoyed reading this one. We do have a couple of favorites: Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed, Martha Speaks and Tacky the Penguin are our top three and the ones that get read over and over again. As a parent, though the size of the book is a daunting 300 pages, this is still a marvelous addition to our home library if for no other reason than the versatility it provides within one bound book. Not to mention the fact that it's packed with magnificent authors and illustrators.

Family Storybook Treasury: Tales of Laughter, Curiosity, and Fun has been a delightful addition to our home library and one that I'm positive will be read again and again as it's passed down from child to grandchild in the years to come. There's no doubt there will be a favorite amidst the over half a dozen full picture books included within it's pages, but regardless there will be numerous stories to be enjoyed by one and all. This has been a wonderful reading experience to have with both of my kiddos because not only are the authors and illustrators wonderful, but the versatility allows for hours of reading without losing the attention of those young readers. Definitely a picture book collection that should be added to everyone's home library.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Musikalische Tigermama on May 19, 2012
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I agree with reviewer "Toys 4 Life" that publishers should offer more quality read-along books with audio CDs. I got my 4-year old this Curious George Complete Adventures Deluxe Book and CD Gift Set first and he loved it so much that I started to look for something similar. I'm not a huge Disney/Pixar (etc.) book fan, so this was the only collection that caught my attention.
We were not disappointed. The story about Curious George seems a bit dull compared with the ones in the other set, but all in all my son really enjoys the stories. The poems didn't interest him much at the beginning, but because they're only short "stops" between two stories, he has been listening and is starting to like them, too.
As for page turning signals - they really would have been a must! I don't agree that you have to sit down with your child always and listen to the CD together. When I sit down with him, I read to him myself. This CD is for the times I'm upstairs putting his little brother to bed, for instance.
So I spent a night inserting the page turning signals myself. It's not that hard. Convert the tracks into mp3s ("Audiograbber" is freeware), then open up an audio editing program (I used the freeware "Audacity"). Choose an audio file for a page turning signal, open it, mark it and press copy. Next, open the mp3s and paste your signal in the right places. It took me about 2 hours altogether, and now my son sits there happily turning his pages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By JDahl on October 27, 2011
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Very nice book with stories that my 4-year-old son likes to listen to on the CD. The only issue is that there are not any page turn signals so he can't "read" the stories by himself. Otherwise, nice book with 8 stories and 8 poems.
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By Kristina J. Velazquez on February 1, 2013
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My son loves this book and CD.i would buy again. He does not care for the poems much, but maybe later.
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By una.sonadora on January 19, 2013
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It's hard to find good quality, read-along books anymore. I initially borrowed this from the local library. My son loves it. The stories are longer and it has ONE disc with all the stories, so it's easy to bring in the van.
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Excellent gift for kids up to age 7. I first saw this at a retail store and was kicking myself for not buying it because I could not find it anywhere when I decided to get it later. Didn't help that the title is rather nondescript and easy to forget. There are 8 stories and 8 poems from various authors. The selections are read by various male and female readers. It's easy to forward to a particular story/poem by using your CD player's advance button. My 6 year old loves it and even my 9 year old listens in when it's on. Kids who want a bedtime story from exhausted parents can just listen or follow along in the book until they fall asleep. The only thing lacking from this CD is that kids who are not yet readers do not have a bell to know when to turn the page. Publishers need to offer more storybook collections with audio CD like this one!
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